If used Jeep SUVs have one thing in common, it’s a love of off-road adventure. From the Wrangler, the world’s most capable consumer vehicle, to the Grand Cherokee, the automaker’s most family-friendly hauler, every Jeep was meant for forays into rugged terrain. For the perfect blend of modern comfort and rugged utility, you really can’t beat used Jeep SUVs.
When it comes to used Jeep SUVs—or any SUVs, really—none are more capable than the Wrangler. Every Wrangler is ready for the off-road with four-wheel drive and a rugged design. And, as you climb the Wrangler trim levels, you’ll find both increasing comfort and boulder-hopping capabilities, with everything from leather upholstery to electronic front and rear lockable differential on offer.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The Unlimited is essentially a four-door version of the Wrangler, combining rugged performance with easier access to the cabin and even a little extra legroom. The Wrangler Unlimited also offers an extra trim level: the Moab. Choose the Moab for a unique mix of style and substance, including unique black wheels wrapped in mud-terrain tires.
In the realm of used Jeep SUVs, the Renegade is the smallest, perfect for drivers who regularly battle rush-hour traffic and downtown parking garages. The Renegade’s small size also makes for a smaller footprint, giving you up to 27 mpg combined. And, on days when you’re not commuting to work, its optional all-wheel drive makes the Renegade the most capable crossover in its segment.
Want to split the difference between the smaller Renegade and the more expensive Cherokee? It’s easy: just choose the Jeep Compass, a compact crossover SUV with a little more legroom than the Renegade, though it still stays within the realm of a tight budget.
And, like other used Jeep SUVs, the Compass has a reputation for being the only model in its class that will actually take you into the wilderness. Look for a used model with all-wheel drive or, better yet, find a Compass Trailhawk. With its increased ground clearance, off-road-ready tires, and unique all-wheel-drive technology, the Compass Trailhawk is the most rugged compact crossover out there.
Although the Cherokee shares a partial moniker with the Grand Cherokee, this SUV is technically a compact (while the Grand Cherokee offers midsize accommodations). Its size makes the Cherokee an excellent fit for parallel parking spaces. Inside, this used Jeep SUV has plenty of space for a family of five. It’s also one of the rare small SUVs that can actually take you into off-road terrain. If you’re looking for a rugged ride that also doubles as an around-town hauler, the Cherokee is an excellent option.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
This mid-size SUV rolls over the competition with roomy seating for five and an incredible array of performance options. If you’re looking for a rugged ride into the mountains, the Grand Cherokee obliges with its optional four-wheel drive. But the Grand Cherokee can also be tailored for track performance. The SRT and Trackhawk editions feature special all-wheel-drive performance gear and powertrains for a seriously speedy ride.